Special Children

Home for Special and Gifted Children

We at Rescue and Relief Foundation believe in you, the children. Since our beginning, it has always been our purpose to support those who need us the most and children with special needs are one of them.

Most of the children are born within the protective care of their parents and they lead a regular life. They can go to school, experience life and take decisions that are beneficial for them. But everyone is that much fortunate in life. There are children who fail to have these normal things because they are born with different abilities. India has 20.43 lakhs of children with special needs, aged between 0-6 years and most of them belong from rural areas. Children with hearing and eyesight disabilities create a major part of such children. If we are to put together all age groups, there are currently 41 lakhs children with eyesight difficulties and 47 lakhs with hearing impairment in the country, according to the 2011 census.

That is why as a responsible part of the society we have come forward and decided to help such children with special needs. We are supporting a Special Facility for Children with Special Needs at Baruipur, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal. There are currently 75 children who are being provided great care. Children Welfare Committee and the Court work closely and send such children who were found roaming on the streets or in destitute conditions to this facility.

These children are affected by:

  1. Hydrocephalus: It is a condition in which an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occurs within the brain. It is a treatable disease by medical professionals.
  2. Microcephaly: A condition in which a baby's head is significantly smaller than expected, often due to abnormal brain development. Treatment can help but the condition can’t be improved.
  3. Paraplegic: Paralysis that affects all or part of the torso, legs, and pelvic organs.
  4. Cerebral Palsy: It is a group of disorders that affect movement and muscle tone or posture.
  5. Spastic: It is a kind of born disability that makes it difficult for the patient to move or control their muscles, especially legs and arms.
  6. Autism: A serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.

Some of them have hearing impairments, speech problems, eyesight disabilities, also. However, 16 children of them are trying to overcome the situations through education and the rest of them are being monitored at the home. Our caregivers at the facility make sure every child gets proper food, medication daily and medical assistance from time to time. Everyone is co-operative there and always strives to provide these children with the best. Every day the children go through Dance Therapy, Creative Classes, minimal sports activities so that they remain physically fit. There is also a vocation training facility which provides them training on art and craft. It is done specifically for their future benefit. Improvement in them is noticed from time to time and this is really a big achievement for all of us. Apart from these, we do celebrate various occasions there like Independence day, Christmas, Poila Boisakh (1st day of Bengali New Year), Saswati Pujo, Holi etc.

We are glad to have undertaken this project and we really hope to provide them with everything that is necessary for them.

Along with this, we must inform you that since some of these children are good at sports, (e.g.Table Tennis), we are trying to prepare them for the Paralympics. If there is little hope that these children can achieve something great in life, we must try. Rescue and Relief Foundation will always try for these children to grow up and have a normal healthy life.

Let them explore life. Let them understand the true meaning of life. If we, the educated part of the society, do not come forward for their sake, then who will?

"All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them"

~ Magic Johnson

How We Support

Food & Rehabilatation Expenses

60% 60% Complete

Medicine Expenses

30% 30% Complete

Special Educator

10% 10% Complete